Saturday, February 20, 2010

Her name is Meike

From the beginning we decided that our new baby would have a relatively appropriate name for her breed. Since Pomeranians were bred from the German Spitz we started looking at German names. The internet is a great tool for name searching but in the end we chose a name that was familiar to us. From a very sophomoric movie no less,lol. If you've ever seen Eurotrip you would know why the name Meike(pronounced meekah) was memorable. She still doesn't have her middle name for registration but at least she has a name to learn now. I like to call her Meike Poo(rhymed with Peek-a boo) but I can't get my husband to agree on that officially. I don't know why...

This is her benefactor~ Chewy, shown here as a baby...

and on Friday morning right before I left for work.

They are getting along beautifully. Chewy is a real sport for a nine year old. She wears him out but he doesn't seem to mind.

I've barely taken any pictures since the end of the growing season in November but I couldn't pass this indoor bloom yesterday morning without grabbing the camera. I'm not sure if this is a Christmas cactus or an Easter cactus. It has bloomed in February for 2 years now in a bright indoor location. I don't take it outside any during the growing season since I'm just not into that.

This Jewel orchid is a Plant Swap survivor that is still in the little plastic pot it came home in but healthy nonetheless. Thanks Tom!

I took both of these next pictures for a weekly challenge at .Daily Pics- I just missed the deadline but I enjoyed taking some indoor pictures for a change.

This was done using the Rough Pastels filter in Photoshop( I think. The light was just barely too low for shooting without a flash but I liked this effect in lieu of clarity.

I'm learning digital photo editing by the "stumble upon" method. This particular method of converting to grayscale was new to me~ my first lesson for today:)

It's actually sunny and going to warm up a tad this afternoon so I think I'll put on my Sloggers and check out the garden for a change. I've missed it.

And for a litlle bit of shameless self promotion~ you can check out everything else I've been up to at littlewingdesign


  1. Meike is very cute! Our family did the same for our dogs: Heidi and Greta for Miniature Schnauzers, Heather for the Cairn Terrier, and Molly for the Jack Russell.

    Your cactus looks to me like a Christmas cactus. We had an Easter cactus back in PA and the flowers are quite different. Here is a picture.

  2. Oh, my -- such a sweet face! The name Meike is wonderful! Glad the pups are getting along.